MP for Chelmsford, Children’s Minister. 💙Tech, Investment, Science, WomenMPs, the NHS 🏏🎣
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Update on school meals vouchers, by the end of 19 January, 14,900 orders had been placed by schools and £6.72m of eCodes had already been redeemed into supermarket gift cards for families. This is ahead of schedule. Thank you to school admins for all their work!
We are pleased to publish our report ‘Social Work in England: First Reflections’, the first of 2 interim reports on social work in which we share our reflections on our first year as the new specialist regulator for social workers in England. (1/2)
Great to see @SocialWorkEng publish their first reflections report. Their insight as the specialist regulator for social work is invaluable to our work to support social workers
Pleased to hear many schools have had really positive experiences using the national voucher scheme which opened this morning
As of 5pm more than 6,500 orders had been placed by schools & nearly £1.13m of codes have already been redeemed into supermarket gift cards for families
Here’s what parents with children eligible for free school meals need to know about the National Voucher Scheme, which starts from today.
Schools will provide support through either lunch parcels, vouchers arranged locally, or the National Voucher Scheme.
The National Free School Meal Voucher Scheme will go live from Monday.
Here’s what schools need to know about the scheme launch ⬇️
Around 15,000 schools have already registered.
This is important - please do check the details so vouchers can get to families as smoothly as possible - thank you to all who have set this up & to school staff.
Schools can chose local or national vouchers or lunch parcels - or a mix and match.
.. so to confirm ..
Children should be counted if they’re temporarily not attending because they're:
self-isolating or clinically extremely vulnerable;
absent due to parent/guardian caution (about covid or other), as long as the provider remains open to the child,
Help is at hand for parents so children are warm and well-fed this winter, throughout the February half-term.
The £170 million Covid Winter Grant Scheme is there so Local Authorities can provide support with food, energy bills, and other essentials
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